Earth! My Likeness!

by Walt Whitman

Earth! my likeness! Though you look so impassive, ample and spheric there, I now suspect that is not all; I now suspect there is something fierce in you, eligible to burst forth; For an athlete is enamour'd of me--and I of him; But toward him there is something fierce and terrible in me, eligible to burst forth, I dare not tell it in words--not even in these songs.